Ron Perlman Would Be Happy to Make “Hellboy 3” For Us, Even if He Thinks He’s Too Old
Ron Perlman believes he is too old to play Hellboy again, but he said he would still do the third movie in red paint if asked by the fans.
Hellboy and Hellboy II are beloved by comic book fans and anyone who loves a bizarre, witty and outrageous story like Guillermo del Toro. While a reboot featuring David Harbour as the title character was possible in 2019, it failed to capture the essence of the adaptation’s heart and soul. Fans were left wondering if the del Toro franchise would ever get its third instalment. It was also a massive box office failure. Perlman was enthusiastic but realistic about the film’s potential to pay proper tribute to these fantastic creative collaborations.
“[ Hellboy 3] must be twice as large as Hellboy1 or Hellboy2,” stated the actor in 2013. “It’s all these oracles coming back to roost, with these apocalyptic events taking place. Guillermo’s version in the trilogy of this resolve is epic in scope. This movie is not for everyone. This must be someone familiar with this sense of scope. Perlman was 64 when Perlman made these remarks. He also said that Hellboy’s physicality could “kill” him but would be worth it due to the “theatrical, compelling” epilogue.
Although it appears that the actor has now rescinded some of his commitments, he is still acutely aware of the affection that fans have for the original movies from the early noughties. “Am I eager to do Hellboy 3? Perlman said that he is 71 years old in an interview with The Independent. “But, we owe it to the fans. We should give it to them as it would be an epic ending. Guillermo, if you’re reading, I’m still pounding you to do this f*cking job.” That’s what you heard.